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Volunteer Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Piping Plover Protection Volunteer
July 4 | Jones Beach

Volunteer Preserve Steward
Ongoing | Eastern New York

Additional Opportunities

For more information about these or additional opportunities, please contact chapter offices directly.

Central & Western New York
Email or call (585) 546-8030 x32 for all opportunities.

Eastern New York
Email for preserve stewardship or for indoor activities.

Long Island
Call (631) 367-3225 for more information.

New York City
Email for indoor activities.

Email for indoor activities, for preserve stewardship, or for invasive species removal.

David Van Wie Award
David Furman
David Furman

Congratulations to David Furman, who has been chosen as the 2012 David Van Wie Stewardship Award recipient. Since the early 1990s, Dave Furman, a retired Niskayuna elementary school teacher, served as the volunteer preserve steward for the Lisha Kill Preserve, one of the Conservancy’s most visited preserves in the Capital Region. Dave’s varied responsibilities included taking care of the trails, interacting with visitors, and advocating for the Conservancy and the Lisha Kill. Earlier this year, Dave retired from his post as the Lisha Kill Preserve but will continue recruiting and training a steward successor for the Lisha Kill preserve. The Nature Conservancy will always remember and be thankful to Dave for his service and dedication to our mission and in particular, his stewardship of the Lisha Kill Preserve.

The David Van Wie Stewardship Award was established in 1994 in memory of David Van Wie who, while facing a terminal illness, generously donated his time and energy to the Eastern New York Chapter’s stewardship program.



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